Narayanganj Sadar Upazila

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Narayanganj Sadar
নারায়নগঞ্জ
Upazila
Narayanganj Sadar is located in Bangladesh
Narayanganj Sadar
Narayanganj Sadar
Location in Bangladesh
Coordinates: 23°36′N 90°30′E / 23.600°N 90.500°E / 23.600; 90.500Coordinates: 23°36′N 90°30′E / 23.600°N 90.500°E / 23.600; 90.500
Country  Bangladesh
Division Dhaka Division
District Narayanganj District
Area
 • Total 100.75 km2 (38.90 sq mi)
Population (1991)
 • Total 604,561
 • Density 6,000/km2 (16,000/sq mi)
Time zone BST (UTC+6)
Website Official Map of Narayanganj Sadar

Narayanganj Sadar (Bengali: নারায়নগঞ্জ) is an Upazila of Narayanganj District[1] in the Division of Dhaka, Bangladesh.

Geography[edit]

Narayanganj Sadar is located at 23°36′00″N 90°30′00″E / 23.6000°N 90.5000°E / 23.6000; 90.5000 . It has 113635 households and total area 100.75 km².

Demographics[edit]

As of the 1991 Bangladesh census, Narayanganj Sadar has a population of 604561. Males constitute 55.89% of the population, and females 44.11%. This Upazila's eighteen up population is 339155. Narayanganj Sadar has an average literacy rate of 49.6% (7+ years), and the national average of 32.4% literate.[2]

Administration[edit]

Narayanganj Sadar has 18 Unions/Wards, 149 Mauzas/Mahallas, and 132 villages.

Chairman : Abul Kalam Azad Bish-shash (from Awami League) [1]

Woman Vice Chairman : Ms Fatema Monir (from Awami League) [2]

Vice Chairman : Nazim Uddin (from Awami League)

Upazila Nirbahi Officer (UNO) : Md.Gausul Azam[3] [4]

Education[edit]

There are twelve colleges in the upazila.[1] They include honors level colleges Haji Misir Ali University College, Narayanganj College, and Narayanganj Government Mohila College.[3] Government Tolaram College, founded in 1937, is the only masters level college.[4]

According to Banglapedia, Adarsha Girls' School and College, Deobhog Hazi Uzir Ali High School (founded in 1924), Morgan Girls' High School (1910), Narayanganj Bar Academy (1906), Narayanganj Government Girls' High School, and Narayanganj High School and College (1885) are notable secondary schools.[1]

The madrasa education system includes three fazil madrasas and one kamil madrasa.[5][6]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Ruhul Amin Prodhan (2012), "Narayanganj Sadar Upazila", in Sirajul Islam and Ahmed A. Jamal, Banglapedia: National Encyclopedia of Bangladesh (Second ed.), Asiatic Society of Bangladesh 
  2. ^ "Population Census Wing, BBS.". Archived from the original on 2005-03-27. Retrieved November 10, 2006. 
  3. ^ "List of Degree Colleges (Honors)". Ministry of Education. Retrieved June 17, 2017. 
  4. ^ "List of Master's Colleges". Ministry of Education. Retrieved June 17, 2017. 
  5. ^ "List of Fazil Madrasas". Ministry of Education. Retrieved June 17, 2017. 
  6. ^ "List of Kamil Madrasas". Ministry of Education. Retrieved June 17, 2017.